On Being Tough

Aging is not easy. My Grandmother used to say, “Getting old ain’t for sissies.” In her later years, she battled osteoarthritis in just about every joint. I know she hurt most of the day,

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Are My Running Days Over?

I started a walk/run program the last week of March. Less than 2 weeks later, my knee began bothering me. It did not start during or after a walk/run but rather happened out-of-the-blue while walking

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Long Days, Short Life

I recently sent an email to my readers about a friend of ours who was diagnosed with a tumor deep in her brain. I’m still processing things. How it affects her, her partner, family, friends. And

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Creeped Out

At the end of April (2018), Elle and I drove to New Orleans to attend JazzFest. JazzFest has superb music and is the only festival I know of where people recommend the food. The Cuban Sandwich is spectacular

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If You Lived on the Moon, You Wouldn’t Have Lower Back Pain

There are a lot of ideas about what causes lower back pain. A joint of out place, muscles that are too tight or too loose, weakness of your or butt muscles, hips too tight, herniated disc, arthritic joints,

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A Simple Exercise for Knee Pain that Most People Do Wrong

“Yeah, I’ve done that before. Didn’t help my knee pain any,” said Jim. “Well, let’s just double check what you did,” I replied. Jim proceeds to show me the exercise

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The Body Always Wins

We live in a digital world. Lots of things are on demand. We get what we want when we want it. Think about that for a minute. It effects our mindset. We expect things to happen quickly and if it’s

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Good Thing, Bad Thing

When I graduated from PT school, I had a massive school loan to pay back and no job. That was a Bad Thing. But, on one of my clinical rotations, the Director of Physical Therapy at Brackenridge Hospital

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How to Rejuvenate Your Legs

There’s some disagreement about when “older” happens but just about all the experts agree that after the age of 65, most people will experience shrinking muscles and those who haven’t

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Belief is Real Medicine

The # 1 Rule of Recovery and Rebuilding – if you don’t believe you can improve, you won’t. This is because once we fix a certain outcome in our minds, we unconsciously seek evidence to

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